Social Work & Sociology Programmes and Short Courses - HKU SPACE. Explore our list or programmes for part-time and full-time.
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Social Work & Sociology

Many factors have made sociology and social work hot topics in Hong Kong, from an increase in antisocial behaviours, high-stress educational system, domestic violence, marital strife, political turmoil and elderly welfare. The School continuously seeks innovative programmes to address these concerns, including hospital play, career guidance, negotiation training, conflict management, social service management, adventure-based leadership, public administration and similar targeted programmes.

Social work is a people-oriented profession that seeks to affect positive change in the quality of life of vulnerable individuals, and to relieve social problems. The profession is closely involved with the work of other disciplines, such as education, medicine and criminal justice; therefore, this programme is highly recommended to practitioners in the fields of human welfare, education, health care and criminal justice.

Sociology let us explore how a harmonious and fair society can be built, also equipping students with social research techniques which can also be applied in both social work field and sociology field for the active improvement of society, through policy analysis and research.

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Applied psychology is the use of theory and findings in psychology to solve practical problems in important areas of the human environment, including education, health, the workplace, and so on. This programme is designed to help participants apply cutting-edge theory to real-world situations. It is made up of different registered psychologists and other related specialists to deliver a powerful curriculum that explores a range of human behaviors, including how to motivate individuals and organizations, how to assess and improve performance and how to pursue healthy lives.
Start 06 NOV 2019 (WED)
Duration 6 months
Fee HK$7560
This challenging international programme is one of the world’s leading training programmes in corruption studies. It is beneficial to all practitioners and professionals in anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies, justice departments, regulatory bodies, accounting and legal professions, the public and private sectors as well as multi-national organisations who require the expertise to combat corruption within an organisation or within a country.
Start 05 NOV 2019 (TUE)
Duration 3 weeks
Fee HK$25,200
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
This is a part-time degree programme offered locally by Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) in collaboration with HKU SPACE. It offers students an opportunity to study different social science disciplines such as psychology, sociology, cultural geography and politics, which enable them to develop a detailed understanding of, and the research skills to investigate, the social world, relationships within it and the social forces that act on us all. This knowledge and specialist skills will be particularly useful to employers across all sectors.
Start 23 SEP 2019 (MON)
Duration 1 year to 2 years
Fee HKD20,200 per instalment (Total 6 instalments in 2 years)

**Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change without prior notice.
This programme is specially designed for those who are interested in acquiring knowledge in the key areas of counselling. The modules will provide students with a general understanding of the discipline and training in basic counselling skills.
Start 08 OCT 2019 (TUE)
Duration 1 year and 6 months
Fee HK$15,500
The Advanced Certificate in Psychology is a part-time study programme primarily designed for those who are interested to acquire foundation knowledge in some key areas of psychology, including social psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, organizational behavior and personality psychology. The modules will provide students with a general understanding of the discipline and better prepare them for advanced studies in psychology and other related disciplines.
Start 08 OCT 2019 (TUE)
Duration 1 year to 3 years
This part-time programme provides students with a broad-based social science training and an understanding of counselling. It prepares students for advanced studies in counselling and other related disciplines.
Start 08 OCT 2019 (TUE)
Duration 2 years to 5 years
Fee HK$50,000
This Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences (Psychology) is designed for those who are interested in personal, academic, and/or career development in the field of psychology. The key areas to be introduced include: abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, organizational behavior, personality psychology and social psychology.
Start 08 OCT 2019 (TUE)
Duration 2 years to 5 years
Fee HK$50,000
The Certificate in Positive Psychology programme provides an introduction to the core concepts and fundamental principles of positive psychology, including its philosophical approach and its practical applications. Throughout the programme, students explore the research and practice that make up the foundation of positive psychology. The implementation of positive psychology based exercises may contribute to positive mental wellness, increasing psychological assets and resourcefulness.
Start 07 SEP 2020 (MON)
Duration 9 months
Fee Course Fee: HK$12,500

Application Fee: HK$150 (non-refundable)
This programme enables participants to study part of the wide range of modules available in Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences programme.
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Fee HK$2500
今日的社會充滿著不同的壓力及轉變,我們生活其中,情緒很容易受到影響,怪不得抑鬱症越來越普遍, 甚至會成為第二大殺手。因此,有效處理情緒是十分重要的。身心語言程式學(Neuro-Linguistic Programming,簡稱NLP)是一門很實用及日漸普及的學問,它融合了腦神經學,心理學及語言學等理論,被公認為一種極之有效而快捷的個人改進技巧。
開課日期 2019年9月3日 (星期二)
修業期 6個星期